English Amiga Board

Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

Thread Tools
Old 15 February 2019, 20:12   #1
Registered User
ZEUSDAZ's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: England
Posts: 399

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of "Which is Best?.

Last month I placed the two Amiga Asteroid clones,...Stardust and Super Stardust against each other asking you which one in your mind was the better game, I can now reveal that after counting the votes Super Stardust (Stardust II) was voted the better game with 34 votes whilst Stardust gained 10,...I still by far prefer the music from the original game, thanks to everyone who took part.

This month (February 2019) I am placing two of the best shmups ever released on the Amiga against each other,...Hybris and Battle Squadron, which do you think is the better game, only your votes will determine that

VOTING CLOSES March 15th 2019.

Stardust vs Super Stardust youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--dlszhscS0
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hybris vs sqaud.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	57.0 KB
ID:	62061  
ZEUSDAZ is offline  
Old 15 February 2019, 20:13   #2

lordofchaos's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bedfordshire
Age: 41
Posts: 1,113
Ooh, tough one yet again.. I'd say Battle Squadron, but by a small margin. Both so good..
lordofchaos is offline  
Old 15 February 2019, 20:31   #3
Registered User

pubzombie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: westmids
Posts: 885
I’m going with BattleSquadron also as it’s the one I remember putting more time into back in the day. Though I will be playing them both again later!
Great thread idea I need to get into some different games again. So many on my flash card I can’t see wood for t’trees
pubzombie is offline  
Old 15 February 2019, 21:43   #4
Missile Command Champion

Retro-Nerd's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Germany
Age: 47
Posts: 11,777
I love both games. Hard choice. But i would say Battle Squadron is the better game.
Retro-Nerd is offline  
Old 15 February 2019, 22:02   #5
Gordon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Serf City
Posts: 1,397

Not really a fan of shmups but I play them occasionally for music and Hybris and Apidya rule in that department for me.
Gordon is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 01:18   #6
Registered User

Dunny's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Scunthorpe/United Kingdom
Posts: 1,322
Hybris for me also. Loved it, and could clock all the levels many times over back in the day.
Dunny is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 01:25   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Canada
Posts: 30
Very tough choice, but i'll go with:
Battle Squadron
wiser3 is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 03:03   #8
Zone Friend
nujack's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Leipzig/Germany
Age: 45
Posts: 412
Battle Squadron
nujack is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 13:46   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Gandrup / Denmark
Posts: 91
played both to death..

but as they are made by the same team, and Battle Squadron is the later of the two, I will have to go with Battle Squadron, but mostly because of the 2 player mode.

edit: btw, the graphics artist of both games, currently maintain this page: https://8bitlegends.com/
LaBodilsen is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 13:48   #10
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Italy
Age: 45
Posts: 1,351
Hybris ..... for the music
chip is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 15:59   #11

twiggy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Devon, U.K.
Age: 30
Posts: 395
Hybris probably. Music kicks arse
twiggy is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 19:40   #12
Speedbump gimme goosebump
SquawkBox's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: France
Age: 46
Posts: 71
Send a message via ICQ to SquawkBox
If I remember correctly, Hybris has the better level-design, while BSquadron exceeds its predecessor in terms of general atmosphere.

Last edited by SquawkBox; 16 February 2019 at 21:32.
SquawkBox is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 20:00   #13
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 443
Battle Squadron without doubt and I love the music. Had many happy hours on the 2 player mode. Arcade quality on the Miggy!
Havie is offline  
Old 16 February 2019, 20:19   #14
Registered User

Superman's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Wakefield
Age: 44
Posts: 734
Battle Squadron is the best arcade game never to have been in the arcade.
Superman is online now  
Old 16 February 2019, 21:54   #15
Registered User
Nobby_UK's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 1,159
Tough one:

+1 for Battle Squadron
Nobby_UK is offline  
Old 21 February 2019, 14:03   #16
Junior Member

Frog's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: France
Posts: 1,300
Hybris is more or less a copy of the wonderful coin-up Terra Cresta (1985)
Just one year later they released Battle Squadron, i think it's an original work, 2 players at the same time.
Another perfect production and a really good challenge, I think Cope-com really deserve their name !

Strangely, i'll go for Hybris as it's their first release and because it really make me think that the Amiga computer can be a real coin-op arcade computer
Frog is offline  
Old 21 February 2019, 14:04   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Warszawa / Polska
Posts: 1,371
Definitely Battle Squadron for me
Gzegzolka is offline  
Old 21 February 2019, 14:19   #18
Global Moderator

DamienD's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: London / Sydney
Age: 43
Posts: 15,451
Originally Posted by Frog View Post
Hybris is more or less a copy of the wonderful coin-up Terra Cresta (1985)
Exactly, and I love Terra Cresta so hence my vote has to go to Hybris
DamienD is online now  
Old 21 February 2019, 14:21   #19
Ex nihilo nihil

malko's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: CH
Posts: 2,266
Both games are really good shoot'em up.
Regarding the fact that I played one more than the other, my vote is going to : Hybris
malko is offline  
Old 21 February 2019, 14:42   #20
Local Moderator
john4p's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 4,308

Hybris is good, but Battle Squadron > all.
john4p is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battle squadron BuckyB project.Sprites 8 31 March 2019 21:23
NEW !! Hybris and Battle Squadron Digitally remastered TorbenLarsen Retrogaming General Discussion 3 25 June 2016 21:03
WTB: Hybris and/or Battle Squadron... Skope MarketPlace 0 01 November 2010 00:29
Hybris & Battle Squadron official website Retroplay Amiga websites reviews 43 16 June 2010 19:47
Battle Squadron IronMaiden support.Games 3 16 August 2005 08:34

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.09376 seconds with 14 queries